Research Specialist and Strategic Advisor

The Research Specialist is responsible for the design and implementation of research projects that are aligned with the Institute’s cultural heritage engineering and technology programs, and that engage students and staff in the lab and in the field. Under the general direction of the director of the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture, and Archaeology (CISA3) housed within the Qualcomm Institute/Calit2, the Research Specialist will lead and conduct original research involving the application of enabling technologies and digital workflows to the documentation and study of cultural heritage sites, structures, and objects.

The Research Specialist will lead an emerging CISA3 focus on underwater cultural heritage and is expected to draw from a background in marine robotic platforms (e.g. ROV, AUV) as well as from experience involving the deployment of such technology. Expertise in photogrammetric techniques is also essential, as is knowledge of underwater remote sensing survey methodologies.

In addition to leading collaborative research projects involving underwater and maritime heritage, the Research Specialist will perform duties in the following areas: student-driven research and expedition support; relations between researchers, faculty and industry partners; fund raising (in collaboration with, and under the direction of the Directors of Advancement and Office of Innovation and Commercialization); public relations; program planning; and educational outreach.

The Research Specialist will be tasked with high level technical, financial and operational oversight, manage significant elements of project deliverables and work with external partners and UCSD divisions to build research programs at CISA3, Calit2, and beyond.

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